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Public Safety

We are committed to working with our Local Authorities and Emergency Services to keep members of the public informed of any issues in respect of the Range that may affect them.

Local residents, businesses and visitors to the area need to be aware of the hazardous nature of activities conducted on the Range and understand the restrictions associated with access, health and safety.


The Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH).

Emergency Alert Service

Do you live or work near the MOD Shoeburyness Range?

Information for Mariners

A guide to navigating Maplin and Foulness Sands.

Information for Pilots

Due to the hazardous nature of work carried out at MOD Shoeburyness, an Air Danger Area is established by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) around Shoeburyness and Foulness, when any of the Ranges D136, D138, D138A, D138B, D138C and D138D are active.

Unidentified Objects

Due to the hazardous nature of current and historical activities at MOD Shoeburyness, there is an ongoing risk that visitors to the area may discover Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).

Flags and the Sea Danger Area

In accordance with the byelaws, the Inner Sea Area is closed to all maritime traffic and personal watercraft (PWC) at all times, without flags or signage.